June 15, 2018
The House Appropriations Committee's draft fiscal year 2019 spending bill to fund HHS would cut or completely eliminate funding for several health care programs, while increasing funding for others.
April 20, 2018
In a change from 2012 guidance, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in new recommendations advise older adults to avoid taking vitamin D or calcium supplements to prevent falls and fractures and instead focus on exercise.
April 18, 2018
Older adults have long been underrepresented in clinical trials, but experts say policy changes could lead more elderly patients to participate in clinical studies—and improve the quality of care for the entire geriatric population.
April 6, 2018
Vitamin supplements are widely used in the United States, especially among adults ages 65 and older, but there is scant evidence that they work to prevent chronic diseases.
March 22, 2018
Babak Parviz, Amazon's vice president of special projects, says, "We have looked at the older population in the context of health ... and we know this group has a lot of issues and unmet needs."
March 14, 2018
A new study finds the Great Recession was associated with a rise in blood pressure and glucose levels among U.S. residents, particularly those under age 65 who were employed and homeowners over age 65.
February 13, 2018
Orange juice sales in the United States are spiking as CDC data shows the country is experiencing a particularly virulent influenza season, but experts say there is no evidence showing that the vitamin C contained in orange juice will help prevent the flu.
February 6, 2018
A new report from the Human Rights Watch states that "U.S authorities, in particular [CMS], are failing in their duty to protect some of the nation's most at-risk older people" by not holding nursing home facilities accountable for inappropriately administering antipsychotic drugs.
President Trump yesterday took aim at congressional Democrats for pursuing universal health care legislation by citing ongoing protests in the United Kingdom (U.K.) about the country's single-payer health system—but U.K. officials are firing back, saying Trump has misinterpreted the protests.
February 5, 2018
The rate of influenza hospitalizations this flu season is the highest in nearly a decade, according to the latest CDC data.
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